5 TV show reboots and remakes to look forward to in 2018

Elizabeth Tong
Entertainment Reporter

Reboots and remakes are not uncommon in the world of movies and television shows; 2017 already saw the return of popular TV shows such as “Twin Peaks”, “Prison Break” and “Star Trek”. In 2018, these are the titles we are excited to see back on the small screen.

Meteor Garden

The original cast of Taiwan’s Meteor Garden (Photo: 8list)

The Taiwanese adaptation of the popular Japanese manga series, “Hana Yori Dango” by artist and writer Yoko Kamio, first aired in 2001 and was an instant hit all across Asia.

The drama’s overwhelming popularity also helped to launch the careers of the four actors that played the original “Flower Four” or F4 in the show, Jerry Yan, Vic Chou, Vanness Wu and Ken Hsu.

The new cast of Meteor Garden (Photo: Cinema Online)

Taiwanese producer Angie Chai, who helmed the original 2001 drama, announced that a 48-episode reboot is slated for release in 2018.

According to Mingpao, Chai shared that she wanted to bring “Meteor Garden” back on the small screen after the popular manga’s creator completed the whole story. She also calls the reboot “a complete version of the original Japanese comics”.

My Date With A Vampire

My Date With A Vampire (Photo: Cinema Online)

This Hong Kong television drama, first released in 1998, combines elements of Chinese folklore and Western horror.

It gained a cult following for its unique storyline and theme in Hong Kong television then, which otherwise consisted mostly of soap dramas featuring family affairs and martial arts period dramas.

“My Date With A Vampire” spawned three seasons and has been slated for a remake by the Asia Television broadcasting company and Fox Networks Group Asia, according to the South China Morning Post.


Charmed TV show will be getting a reboot (Photo: SheKnows)

There has been much hype surrounding the reboot of the hit show about three sister witches who conquer evil.

Talks heated up this year when there were talks of the series being rebooted as a prequel that would not feature any of the original cast members Alyssa Milano, Shannen Doherty, Holly Marie Combs and Rose McGowan.

According to Variety, American TV network The CW is currently focusing on redeveloping “Charmed” after passing on the re-imagining of another witch-themed show, “Sabrina the Teenage Witch”.

Lost In Space

Lost In Space (Photo: TVLine.com)

An updated version of the 1965 American science fiction TV series is set to premiere on Netflix in May 2018 with 10 episodes.

2018’s “Lost In Space”, like it’s predecessor, will feature a futuristic family that gets literally “lost in space” when they crash on an unknown planet in the year 2046.

The updated version will undoubtedly feature the family in a more modern setting, but will adopt a darker, less comedic tone than the original.


American TV series Suits. Patrick J. Adams as Michael Ross (left) and Gabriel Macht as Harvey Specter. (Photo by: Shane Mahood/USA Network)

The South Korean remake of the American legal drama series is slated for broadcast in the first half of 2018, and has already cast veteran actor Jang Dong-gun and actor-singer Park Hyung-sik in the lead roles.

Park Hyung-sik (left) and Jang Dong-gun. (Photo: Bnt News)

According to Dramabeans and Yonhap News, Jang will be playing Choi Kyung-seo, the K-drama counterpart of Harvey Specter, while Park will be playing Go Yeon-woo, the K-drama version of Mike Ross.

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